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Rana Plaza disaster one year on - in pictures

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Protesters and family members of victims demand compensation on the first anniversary of the collapse of Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, which killed 1,138 workers in the world's worst garment factory disaster Continue reading... 



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Miami judge to hear new evidence in Briton's 1987 murder conviction

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Krishna Maharaj convicted of double murder at Miami hotel Defence lawyers blame Colombian drug traffickers for crime Continue reading... 



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Jurors choose death for ex-Marine convicted in sailor's slaying

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Jurors chose the death penalty over life in prison for Jorge Torrez, 25, in a case separate from the slayings of two Lake Co. girls to which he is linked -- the murder of a sailor in the Washington, D.C., area.  



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Syria: UN chief calls for action to get aid to 3.5m people cut off by war

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Ban Ki-moon says blocking of food, water and medical supplies for civilians is flagrant violation of international law Continue reading... 



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Oklahoma to go ahead with double execution after drug secrecy tussle

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Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner to be put to death after appeal to know source of lethal injection drugs Continue reading... 



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Japan has cut its quota of whales to be killed in the Pacific by 45% (how about 100% next time?)

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The country has also delayed the hunt this year, likely to avoid having it begin while president Obama is on a diplomatic visit. 



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Palestinian unity deal faces reality check

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Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - This week's Palestinian reconciliation deal faces a swift reality check, with president Mahmud Abbas the focus of both Israeli fury and US concern and Hamas seeking to salvage relations with Egypt. "Hamas and the Palestinian Authority (PA) had no option...(more) 



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England post too good to turn down says Farbrace

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England's new assistant coach Paul Farbrace admitted on Thursday that it was impossible turn down the job even though he will have mixed feelings when he faces former employers Sri Lanka next month Farbrace was lured away from his role as Sri Lanka coach by the...(more) 




Woman who killed ex convicted of trying to kill son

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Linda Cooney, 64, was convicted in a Las Vegas courtroom of attempted murder, battery with a deadly weapon, stalking and intimidating a witness for the 2011 shooting that left her son paralyzed. In 1993 she was acquitted in the shooting death of her ex after claiming...(more) 



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Mauritania president to stand for reelection at June 21 poll

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Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz handed in his papers on Thursday to stand for reelection in a vote on June 21 he is a strong favorite to win. The constitutional court said in a statement he was the first candidate to do so. Abdel Aziz...(more) 



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Mafia killer builds appeal case on Mourinho alibi

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A mafia gangster is basing his appeal against a conviction for murdering a fellow mobster on photographs which show his associate was with Portuguese football manager Jose Mourinho at the time. Cesare Pagano was convicted to life in prison for shooting dead 43-year-old Carmine Amoruso in...(more) 



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Scientists discover that salamanders are unsung climate warriors!

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They might be tiny, but they play a big role in how forests sequester carbon from the air. 



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